Anne Barnhart


October 23, 1935 - September 28, 2020


Anne Barnhart, loving mother and grandmother, age 84, of Mitchell, SD, passed away Monday, September 28, 2020 at Avera McKennan Hospital in Sioux Falls. Funeral services will be 2:00 PM Friday, October 2, 2020 at Bittner Funeral Chapel. Burial will be in Graceland Cemetery in Mitchell. Arrangements by Bittner Funeral Chapel.

Anne Marie Barnhart was born on October 23, 1935, to Alvin and Audrae (Ervin) Wiblemo.  She attended school in Mitchell, South Dakota, and grew up with brothers, Jerry, Ronnie, and Andy (her twin), and sisters, Marilyn and Carol.  Following high school, Anne attended Dakota Wesleyan University and obtained her teaching degree.

On July 1, 1955, Anne married her high school sweetheart, Don Barnhart.  Throughout their 46 year marriage, Anne and Don made homes in Philip, He Dog, Pine Ridge, White River, and Mt. Vernon, South Dakota, and Hilliard, Ohio, before retiring in their childhood home of Mitchell.  Anne and Don devoted their lives to improving the education system in South Dakota and raising their six daughters: Victoria Lynn, Leigh Anne, Kimberly Marie, Kathleen Carol, Kristine Elizabeth, and Kelli Jean. 

Anne’s passion was her family.  She was a mother of 6, dog/cat mom of 8, grandmother of 24, and great-grandmother of 25 (almost 28).  Anne was an avid reader, lover of animals, and devoted sports fan, especially if one of her grandchildren—or Tiger or Michael—were playing.  During basketball season, you could always find Anne in the front row bleachers cheering on the Chargers, Tigers, Kernels, or Coyotes.  Anne was a fierce Bingo competitor, and annual patron of the Krogman Quarter Horse Sale.  Anne liked a good steak, the Prey books, visiting with friends and family, watching Fox News, The Walking Dead, Game of Thrones, and Animal Planet, Powerball and scratch lottery tickets, shopping, a McDonald’s Egg McMuffin and coffee (with one cream), and Donald Trump. 

Those who knew Anne will remember her for her kind heart, pure soul, and generous and loving spirit.  She was an incredible listener and had a quick, but kind, wit.  She will be dearly missed by all those who knew and loved her.  We find solace and comfort in knowing that she is now in heaven with her mother and husband, both of whom were taken from her too soon.

Anne is survived by her brother, Andy (Jean), and sister, Carol (Paul); her daughters, Vicki (Jason), Leigh (Steve), Kim, Kathy (Steve), Kristi (Neil), and Kelli (Philip); pets, Bella, Lily, Oliver, Thomas, Madison, Casey, Thor, and Loki; grandchildren, Jacki, Rob, Louie, Jake, Wyatt, Jenni, Timmy, Ashley, Brady, Blake, Jesse, Katie, Briana, Alexis, Ryan, Donnie, Nicole, Anne Marie, Jordan, Noah, Sidney, Grace, and Jack; and great-grandchildren, Tinsley, Dabian, Stevie, Avery, Ella, Kennedi, Stratton, Callaway, Cooper, Charlotte, Aubrey, Alyvia, Camryn, Corbin, Quinn, Spencer, Peyton, Nash, Lo, Zetta, Quayson, Henry, Braxton, Leo, and Banks. 

Anne was preceded in death by her parents, Alvin and Audrae Wiblemo; husband, Don; siblings, Jerry (Joan), Ronnie (Bev), and Marilyn (Carl); granddaughter, Mary; and dog, Ziva. 



None Scheduled


Friday, October 2, 2020
2:00 PM
Bittner Funeral Chapel
805 W Havens Ave
Mitchell, SD 57301


Graceland Cemetery
Mitchell, SD

Posted by Raymalee McKee on March 22, 2021
Rembering all the good times I had with Ann..We tried to solve the worlds problems over coffee ...for years....Sadly, the problems remain ....the memories also remain. She thought we should trade jobs...she would clean for me and I could cook for her. She loved to clean...
Love and prayers to your family.
Posted by Pam Berreth on October 3, 2020
Leigh and Kristi and families - my condolences for this sad time. My thoughts and prayers are with you.
Posted by Nancy Rude and Jerry Wetzler on October 1, 2020
Kim and family. We are so sorry for your loss, she sure sounds like a wonderful and fun lady, wish I'd known her. I don't think we are ever ready to lose our parents, she is resting in the arms of Jesus now, cherish your memories.
Posted by Jhett and Kathy Albers on October 1, 2020
So sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers will be with you as you pay tribute to her and celebrate all the memories made over the years. God Bless your family.
Posted by Randy and Holly (Vosberg) Nemec on October 1, 2020
Our love and sympathy to you all, this special lady will truly be missed and holds a special place in a lot of hearts!
Posted by Stephen and Julie Moore on September 30, 2020
Kim and family, we are very sorry to hear about the passing of your mom.
Sending our thoughts and love
Posted by Tyra Austin on September 30, 2020
Thoughts and Prayers for her family. Bless her for raising such a great family. Leigh my heart is with you at this time.
Posted by Kim & Jerry Strating on September 30, 2020
Condolences, Kim and family. Our prayers are with you all.
Posted by Mike & Lynn Leibel on September 30, 2020
Keeping your family in our thoughts & prayers.
Wishing you comfort & peace.
Posted by Mary Jo Stier on September 30, 2020
Kathy and Kristi, my condolences to you and the rest of the family. I truly enjoyed watching the pride on your mom's face at the sporting events she attended watching the grandchildren. Prayers to you all.
Posted by Pam Roberts on September 30, 2020
Sending you Barnhart girls prayers for comfort and peace.
Posted by Sandy Green on September 30, 2020
Although time and miles had come between us, Don and Anne were special friends of ours. Not only did I babysit from Vicki, Leigh, Kim and Kathy, I was her school aide for 2 years at the White River School. She was my mentor when I had my kids and I could count on her to help me decide if it was something serious or just a tummy ache. Truly one of my dearest friends.
Posted by Joan king on September 30, 2020
Loved this lady and her family great people taught with her in White River Don and her we’re friends of my family she will be missed but is now with Don prayers for all.
Posted by Lynette Clay on September 30, 2020
Sending my heartfelt sympathies to Leigh, all her sisters and their families. Your mother raised some awesome Ladies. She will be missed
Posted by Jeff Buchner on September 30, 2020
To all my cousins. You are in my thoughts and prayers. My condolences to you all.
Posted by Vicki McKee on September 30, 2020
Our thoughts and prayers are with you all at this time. May God bring you peace at this difficult time.
Posted by Nancy Barnhart Strickland on September 30, 2020
Deepest sympathy to all of you. May sweet memories soothe your sorrow. Thinking of you in your time of grief.
Posted by Bill Geffre on September 30, 2020
My thoughts & prayers go out to the family & friends.Her fond memories will carry on forever.
Posted by Ida Bromm on September 30, 2020
Prayers for family. My deepest condolences.
Posted by Kim stroup on September 30, 2020
Anne was a wonderful woman and I am glad for the times she shared her kindness and family with mine
Posted by Jackie Olson (Wiblemo) on September 29, 2020
Aunt Anne was an ever-present part of my childhood and Grandma Wib’s house. Wishing peace for all of you at this time.
Posted by Ed and Susan Krogman on September 29, 2020
Love this lady and our prayers for the family. Ann what

Our condolences and sympathy to the family and friends of Ann. What an outstanding lady, and forever loved by her family and friends in White River.
Posted by Susan Barnhart Horner on September 29, 2020
Heartfelt sympathies at this time. Carry her love in your hearts - she will forever be your guardian angel.
Posted by Jr Charles Ray Hibbs on September 29, 2020
Leigh Barnhart Krogman and siblings to Ann Barnhart you have my deepest condolences sympathy keep mom close her spirit lives love you all hugs Sincerely Jr Charles Ray Hibbs Ann Barnharts 5th grade pupil.
Posted by Casey and Kay Piper on September 29, 2020
Your family is in our prayers. 🌺
Posted by Kelley Jones on September 29, 2020
Me prayers are with you all
Posted by Joan Kerns on September 29, 2020
Condolences to all.
Posted by Stan and Deb Knispel and family on September 29, 2020
Deppest sympathy to the family.Wonderful woman and a wonderful family.
Posted by Cathy Chapman on September 29, 2020
She and my mom are playing bingo together again!!!🌹
Posted by Rude Brian on September 29, 2020
The world lost a beautiful soul, but Heaven just got that much better. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you.
Posted by Kim hines on September 29, 2020
Thinking of you Kim and your whole family
Posted by Donna Barnhart on September 29, 2020
Thinking of your family at this sad time.
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